October 21, 2021

Netflix Employees Plan To Walkout Over Dave Chappelle’s Controversial Comments On The LGBTQIA Community And The Suspension Of A Trans Employee

Transgender Netflix staff have staged a walkout over Dave Chappelle‘s current controversial statements concerning the LGBTQIA neighborhood.

On Oct. 20, transgender workers members at Netflix are planning on strolling over the streaming service’s choice to help and defend feedback the comic made concerning the LGBTQIA neighborhood in his current comedy particular “The Closer.”

Not solely did Chappelle’s statements in the course of the particular set off the uprise, however trans workers on the firm are additionally standing up in opposition to Netflix suspending a trans senior engineer named Terra Discipline. Discipline spoke out in opposition to the streaming large in addition to Chappelle on Twitter.

“I work at @ netflix. Yesterday we launched one other Chappelle particular the place he assaults the trans neighborhood, and the very validity of transness – all whereas attempting to pit us in opposition to different marginalized teams. You’re going to listen to loads of discuss ‘offense,’ she wrote in a tweet. However a supply informed the New York Put up that Discipline was suspended for allegedly eavesdropping in on a gathering that solely included executives.

In a memo, the walkout group defined the rationale for his or her stance. “Trans Lives Matter. Trans Rights Matter. And as an organization, Netflix has continually failed to show deep care in our mission to Entertain the World by repeatedly releasing content that harms the Trans community and continually failing to create content that represents and uplifts Trans content. We can and must do better!” the assertion reads.